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Write to me in this discussion if you have any question /Native hungarian speaker

Hello everyone!

I thought that I open a topic for everyone who have any questions about the hungarian course and the language(example sentences, mistakes found). I am not a moderator or anyone who can repair the mistakes, but (maybe) I can explain the things for you. In the future I also try to help you in every "sentence discussion", but here is the place, where I am often available.

I thank you for your response :-)

July 2, 2016



What's the difference between long and short vowels? Because they have the same length for me, specially in fast speech


In hungarian the vowels can change the meaning of the words. For example here is two hungarian word: "keres" (search) and "kérés" (request). As you can see there is a big difference between the meaning of the two words. The first "keres" is used for example in this sentence: Ő keres valamit. (He is searching for something.) And the second is used in this example: Neki van egy kérése.(He has a request). If you interested in words pronunciation (I think so) then here it is: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/16452822 If one of the letters pronunciation is difficult after read the link above, I will try to help. :-) EDIT: Sorry, if is not that what you wanted to know, but in Hungary, it's midnight and I am a little tired. :)

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    Jó napot! First of all, thank you very, very much for starting this discussion. :) But actually... what is the difference between jó napot and jó reggelt?


    Jó reggelt! = Good morning! Jó napot! = Good afternoon! Jó estét! = Good evening! Good morning is used before noon in English and used before 9am in Hungarian. Good afternoon is used between noon and 6pm in English and used between 9am and 6pm in Hungarian. And Good evening is used after 6pm in both languages. As used in this course (Jó napot=Good day) is closer to Have a nice day or simply "Hello" and it can be used all day. :-)


    And Jó éjszakát = Good night :) Nap = day, napot: accusative of nap. Reggel = morning, reggelt: accusative of reggel. Este=evening, estét: accusative of este

    [deactivated user]

      9am?! :O That's pretty early to say "good afternoon" to me, in Poland we don't even have a separate phrase for that, we say "dzień dobry" until the evening. But then again, we say "miłego popołudnia" as "have a nice afternoon" though it's a different thing. ;) Köszönöm! :)


      Haha :) Between 9am and 6pm we are saying Jó napot (literally: good day). We do not say literally good afternoon. Afternoon means literally "délután", but we do not say Jó délutánt!, only "dzień dobry" just like you :).


      A question to the articles a and az:

      Are there cases, where we use "az", although the noun is not starting with an vocel, if there is an adjective in the front?

      Or does the az always refer to an noun, which starts with an vowel?

      For example.

      A alacsony ferfi. OR Az alacsony ferfi.

      "The short man", in English

      I think that I can remember to such cases. Am I right?

      Thank you very much.

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